Friday, November 30, 2012

GALWAY: Over The Edge Open Reading

Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 6.30pm-8pm, FREE
Galway City Library

The Featured Readers are Judith Mok, Gabriel Lacey and Hannah Kiely. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome. The Over The Edge Christmas celebration will take place afterwards.

Hannah Kiely was born in Waterford and has been living in Galway for several years.  She attended both NUIG and GMIT in Galway.  Hannah is a well known business woman, member of many boards and a regular contributor to Money Matters in the Galway Independent and also a commentator in many other business publications. Hannah has been writing since she was very young and has been attending classes with Susan Millar DuMars at GTI over the past number of years. Hannah writes from the heart and her poetry is a wonderful insight into people and the events happening around us all.  She writes of the moment, with an immediacy of observation.  In between working and volunteering with many charities, Hannah somehow finds time to cycle and write.

Gabriel Lacey is a retired civil servant who was born in Co. Tipperary and lived in Dublin for many years before moving to Galway 23 years ago. He has travelled extensively in Europe and America. As a result, he doesn’t know where he is most of the time and this is what inspires him as a writer. He was a member of Tallaght Theatre Group in Dublin from 1979-89 and played several leading roles in various plays; he also directed The Factory Girls, by Frank McGuinness. He has been an enthusiastic student of Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar Du Mars. Both of them, to their credit, resisted the urge to kick him out of writing classes.  He is a member of Javawriters and is thrilled to be included in their first anthology, Infusions, released this Christmas. 

Judith Mok was born in Bergen in the Netherlands. She has published three novels and four books of poetry as well as short stories. She has written for Radio and Newspapers. Her short stories have been short listed twice for the Francis Mc Manus award and her first novel The innocents at the Circus for the Prix de l’Academie Francaise. Her work has appeared nationally and internationally in literary magazines and Anthologies. She travels the world working as a classical singer. Judith’s most recent poetry collection, Gods of Babel, was published in 2011 by Salmon Poetry.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council & The Arts Council. We were delighted to be informed recently that our Arts Council funding for 2013 will remain at the same level as it was for this year, which was itself an increase on what we received in 2011. A great result in the circumstances. 

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